Bryansk: Symbols of Jewish Pride out in the Open 

Within three months, 120 Jewish homes across the Russian city of Bryansk, affixed their first-ever Mezuzah on their front door – a symbol of Jewish pride and belonging. The special campaign was made possible thanks to the generosity of the 770 Foundation of Moscow.

The campaign, organized and initiated by the city’s Chief Rabbi Menachem Mendel Zaklas and his wife Rebecca, was created in honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s birthday to commemorate his memory and everlasting influence on Russian Jewry. The aim was to affix mezuzot on 120 homes within three months, in order to complete the campaign by the 3rd of Tamuz, the Rebbe’s Yahrzeit. 

The Jewish families and individuals chosen to receive a Mezuzah are all permanent residents of Bryansk who have never had a Mezuzah before on their front door. Thanks to the revival of Judaism in the city and across the country, the families were excited and thankful for the special gift and expressed their emotions during the personal ceremonies held in each of their homes.

The special campaign was made possible thanks to the generosity, devotion, and commitment of the 770 Foundation of Moscow, which aims to assist the Jewish communities across the former Soviet Union to enhance their activity in reviving post-Communist Jewry.

To learn more and partner with the Jewish community of Bryansk – click here

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